Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1 - Welcome to the Athletic Female course

  • 2

    Chapter 2 - The Athletic Female

    • 2.1 Introduction

    • 2.2 Physiology: An Introduction and the Effects of Female Physiology on Exercise and Performance.

    • 2.3 Hormones : a Brief Overview of Concepts

    • 2.4 The Menstrual Cycle: An Introduction

    • 2.5 The Menstrual Cycle and Performance and Training with Kelly McNulty

    • 2.6 Contraception

    • 2.7 Test your Learning

  • 3

    Chapter 3 - Considerations for the Athletic Female (part 1)

    • 3.1 Breasts and Bras by Dr. Nicola Brown

    • 3.2 Panel discussion on Breast Health with Dr Deirdre McGhee and Dr Nicola Brown

    • 3.3 Panel discussion - the Athletic Pelvic Floor and why we need to understand it (course creators)

    • 3.4 The Athletic Pelvic Floor with Gráinne Donnelly

    • 3.5 Pelvic floor evaluation including non-invasive external pelvic floor assessment with Dr Stéphanie Thibault-Gagnon

    • 3.6 Panel discussion on the Athletic Pelvic Floor with Dr Stéphanie Thibault-Gagnon

    • 3.7 Panel discussion with Professor Kari Bø and Dr Izzy Moore on female specific research and the pelvic floor

    • 3.8 Screening form, infographic and video to guide pelvic floor muscle training

    • 3.9 Interview with American Olympic Champion Tianna Madison (personal experience)

    • 4.0 Test your learning

  • 4

    Chapter 4 - Considerations for the Athletic Female (part 2)

    • 4.1 Injuries in the Female Athlete

    • 4.2 RED-S

    • 4.3 Panel discussion on RED-S with Prof. Kirsty Elliott-Sale and Dr. Kacy Seynders

    • 4.4 Nutritional considerations working with the Female Athlete

    • Panel discussion: Nutritional considerations for all female athletes with Dr Hazel Wallace, Kathryn Stewart and Anne-Marie Mulholland

    • 4.5 Mental Health and the Athletic Female by Kelley Cuddy

    • 4.6 Panel Discussion - Mental Health - A personal journey with Sports Psychologist Kelley Cuddy and Para-Athlete Kelly Gallagher MBE

    • 4.7 Test your Learning

  • 5

    Chapter 5 - Bringing it all together for the Athletic Female

    • 5.1 Getting the male Coach perspective with Joe O'Connor

    • 5.2 Mindset and Goal Setting with Louis Joe Calvert

    • 5.3 Panel Discussion with Sports and Exercise Medicine Conultants

    • 5.4 Elite Athletic Female Care: Where Sports Medicine and Pelvic Health Collide - EIS Physiotherapist Ros Cooke

    • 5.5 Test your learning

  • 6

    Chapter 6 - What next for the Athletic Female?

    • 6.1 Female Research and Athlete Welfare - making tangible change by Dr Izzy Moore

    • 6.2 In case you missed The Athletic Female course resources along the way...

    • 6.3 More resources for you

    • 6.4 Congrats! Here's what's next...

    • 6.5 Before you go....

    • Bonus Webinar - The Management of PGP with Dr Helen McElroy


Course Co-founder and Creator

Grainne Donnelly

Gráinne Donnelly is an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner, educator and clinical researcher in the field of pelvic health who is from N. Ireland, UK. She is passionate about improving access to knowledge translation and improving the standard and quality of physiotherapy provision. Find out more about Gráinne at

Course co-founder and creator

Helen McElroy

Dr Helen Mc Elroy (PhD) is a specialist sports physiotherapist and owner of Focus Performance and Recovery in the UK. Find out more about Helen at

Course Co-founder and Creator

Emma Brockwell

Emma Brockwell is a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist based in London, UK. She is the author of the book "Why did no one tell me" and co-author of the first returning to running postnatal guidelines produced in the UK. Find out more about Emma at

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Course Reviews

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Laure Duport

Female Athletes deserve to be supported during their entire career, before and after their pregnancy. The Athletic Female, the full Evolution and the Perin...

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Female Athletes deserve to be supported during their entire career, before and after their pregnancy. The Athletic Female, the full Evolution and the Perinatal Athletes, reunite an incredible panel of worldwide speakers. It covers above and beyond everything related to the assessment and management of the Female Athlete. Besides providing evidenced based information, it also proposes a lot of practical tools I was able to use straight to the clinic or on the field. I strongly recommend enrolling in these courses to anyone working closely with Female Athletes.

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